Catherine DominicStudent | Intercalating | United Kingdom
MSc Control of Infectious DiseasesContact Catherine Dominic
I am a medical student at Barts and the London, completing my MSc at LSHTM as an intercalated year. I have served on the National Committee for Students for Global Health for the past two years, exploring various global health issues and am Head of Policy for Polygeia, a student-led global health think tank. I am also a student ambassador for the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and founder of the UK's first national undergraduate conference on infectious diseases and immunology, amongst numerous other roles. I have previously conducted research in the areas of influenza, tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections, COVID-19, oncology, and paediatrics.
Research interests or career goals
I am interested in all aspects of communicable disease epidemiology and control, but my particular research interests are Neglected Tropical Diseases and Tuberculosis. I aim to pursue a career in clinical academia, combining clinical infectious disease practice with research. I also hope to educate the next generation of clinicians on the importance of communicable diseases to achieving global health equity.
Why I chose LSHTM/my programme
I chose LSHTM in order to be able to learn more about communicable diseases surrounded by pioneering researchers and academics in the field at a world-leading institution. There is truly nowhere better to learn about global health. The diversity of all of the degree programmes also impressed me, and I knew I would also learn a huge amount from my peers. The Msc Control of Infectious Diseases (CID) is unique and multi-disciplinary, in that it bridges public health knowledge and principles, with learning about infectious disease aetiology and pathology and even the opportunity to select laboratory modules - you can tailor the programme through the huge diversity of modules offered as part of it. The MSc CID provides a strong foundation to build a career in communicable disease upon.